Bluestreak | Solutions™
Designed exclusively for the Metals Treating industry, Bluestreak™ is a best-of-breed Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that has completely changed the game.
Read on to discover the importance of (hyper-linked): :: Partnership Based Development :: Exclusive Focus on Service Based Manufacturing :: Intelligent Design :: An Extensible Platform :: Simplicity :: Force Success
What makes Bluestreak™ so unique? To start, Bluestreak™ is the product of partner-based development. Individuals with direct experience in metal treating operations influenced the design and functionality of Bluestreak™, resulting in a powerful solution unlike any other. And, as part of a commitment to continuous improvement, Bluestreak™ continues to evolve with the direct input of partners and customers alike.
In an effort to address shop floor control, many metal treating companies have implemented traditional ERP/MRP systems that have required expensive customizations to adequately handle service-based workflow requirements. Unlike traditional ERP/MRP systems, Bluestreak™ is designed exclusively for a service-based manufacturing environment, where the primary focus is processing and not inventory management. The difference is monumental.
For smaller businesses, a full-blown ERP/MRP system is both overkill and cost prohibitive. ERP/MRP systems are designed for inventory-based manufacturing environments, not for service-based manufacturing environments. Service or process based environments – such as most metal treating businesses – have workflows that are process-oriented, not inventory-oriented. Tracking inventory is a secondary concern – if it’s applicable at all. ERP/MRP systems often cost far more than Bluestreak™. Why pay for functionality you don’t need and why re-engineer a solution that isn’t designed for your business in the first place?
With Bluestreak™, you get the right functionality for your business at a fraction of the price of a customized ERP solution.
Enjoy the ease of a browser-based platform and save the hassle of installing and maintaining software on individual workstations. Bluestreak™ runs within an Internet browser and requires no software on the desktop. This means you don’t have to pay for more software when your business grows; that’s just dated thinking – add as many desktops as you like.
Bluestreak’s intelligent, browser-based design allows customers the choice of running Bluestreak™ in Software as a Service (SaaS) for a reduction in maintenance and total cost of ownership, or in a traditional customer-hosted arrangement for the ultimate in control. Bluestreak’s innovative design gives customers meaningful choice.
Bluestreak™ was designed to be a true best-of-breed, extensible application that offers customers the height of flexibility and power. Because Bluestreak was designed to be extensible, any metal treating company – from heat treaters to coaters – can easily customize Bluestreak to mirror their business’s unique workflows.
In today’s ever-changing business landscape, it’s not enough to develop applications that fulfill current needs. Business conditions are never stagnant. Businesses must be agile to compete, and agility requires the ability to adapt to changing market demands. Throughput | Bluestreak customers have confidence in knowing that whatever the market throws at them, Bluestreak can be easily adapted to changing requirements.
In an age of exponentially increasing technological complexity, simplicity is golden. An integrated platform that intentionally embraces simplicity as a critical design element results in a solution that is at once powerful and elegant. One only needs to look at Google and the iPad – while the technology behind both is anything but simple, the user experience is simplicity at its best. Bluestreak™ embraces simplicity as a core design element, resulting in an integrated platform that totally surpasses expectations.
Because Return on Investment (ROI) is directly impacted by usability, a user-friendly platform is critical. Users avoid technology that is difficult or cumbersome; at best the technology is under-utilized, if it’s used at all – drastically lowering ROI. When technology is easy to use and makes a user’s job easier, problems with adoption disappear.
Simplicity matters and directly affects your bottom line. When you partner with Throughput | Bluestreak, you can have confidence that we get the importance of simplicity.
Throughput | Bluestreak (T|B) incorporates an Insurance policy “Force Success” into your purchase of Bluestreak. “Force Success” incorporates an enterprise technology model into your project which guarantees the success of your implementation. We assign a team of experts to understand and plan “end to end” your implementation. We work directly with you; hands on through the entire process to insure ALL elements of the implementation are completed correctly including the training of ALL end users according to role and responsibilities. We don’t leave success to chance. We plan for it and execute accordingly.